Shock Doctor Maximum Support Compression Knee Brace

Last updated date: April 2, 2019

Review Melt Score
8.3

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We looked at the top 1 Knee Braces and dug through the reviews from 10 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Feel Pain Relief, Dr. Body Gadget, Healthy Top 10s, Medical Braces, The Modern Runner, The Hoops Geek, Women's Guide and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Knee Brace you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 69 expert reviews, the Shock Doctor Shock Doctor Maximum Support Compression Knee Brace placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.5
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.8
1,768 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Comfortable even when worn during exercise, and provides outstanding basic support.
- BestReviews
The brace is easy and quick to slip on, and the hinges really give you that feeling of safety and support that you require.
- Feel Pain Relief
It is also helpful in supporting all other knee problems that cause stability issues.
- Dr. Body Gadget
With two adjustable straps above and below the knee, you’ll be able to dial in the fit after you’ve measure by the manufacturer’s sizing guide.
- Outside Pursuits
January 21, 2019 | Full review
The materials used are breathable and soft as well, so it won’t feel too stuffy to wear.
- Healthy Top 10s
The materials used are breathable and soft as well, so it won’t feel too stuffy to wear.
- Healthy Top 10s
It is designed to fully protect your knee whenever you do extreme leg works and heavyweight activities, but without actually hindering your performance.
- Medical Braces
It is anatomically pre-curved to reduce pinching on the back of the knee, this area features a lycra mesh so as to enhance breathability and joint mobility.
- The Modern Runner
Its bilateral support hinges and tempered aluminum stays provide stability, protection and increased performance so you can hit the court with confidence!
- The Hoops Geek
You will experience a lot of comfort when you wear this brace.
- Women's Guide
May 15, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Runs small.
- BestReviews
May feel itchy and tight until you properly “break it in”
- Feel Pain Relief
The biggest issue with the Shock Doctor is that it’s easy to order a size that feels uncomfortable.
- Dr. Body Gadget
A bit pricey
- Healthy Top 10s
A bit pricey
- Healthy Top 10s
The only bad thing that is quite obvious on this device, is the slight discomfort that usually takes place during the first use of it.
- Medical Braces
It is a bit bulky so you will probably notice it during warm-ups.
- The Hoops Geek
The knee brace feels tighter during initial wearing days.
- Women's Guide
May 15, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Our most advanced and protective Knee Support. The 875 Ultra Knee Support features bilateral support hinges and tempered aluminum stays for knee stability, protection and increased performance. You can be confident going into any exercise session, practice or game knowing that past knee injuries won't hold you back. The premium stitching assembly, patella support finishing and Lycra binding are built for the most rigorous activities and long lasting comfort. Convenient finger tabs offer easy grip pull when you're putting the Ultra Knee Support on. Performance Level 3: Medium stability and support for moderate to major ligament sprains, muscle strains and unstable joints allowing for use as necessary for recovery. Dual hinge and stays for maximum support and protection. Patent pending X-Fit straps for security and comfort. N-Tex for moisture wicking and therapeutic warmth and healing. Integrated Antimicrobial Technology to reduce odor causing bacteria. LATEX FREE.

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Expert Reviews: 8
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Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 2
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Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 4
4. McDavid 401 Knee Support Brace
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 4
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Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 9
6. PowerLix Compression Knee Sleeve
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 8
7. Shock Doctor Maximum Support Compression Knee Brace
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 10
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Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 4
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Overall Score: 7.3
Expert Reviews: 7
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Overall Score: 7.0
Expert Reviews: 3

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